Tuesday September 19, 2000 / Shahrivar 29, 1379, No. 1067
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From Arash Fatourehchi
When your friend sits too often with your enemy,
You can't sit too often in his company.
Beware the poison mixed up in the honey.
Run from the harmless fly that sits on a snake.
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Pro-reform journalist, lawyer released from prison
TEHRAN, Sept 19 (AFP) - A pro-reform journalist and a lawyer who has defended the embattled reformist press were both released from prison on Tuesday, a defence attorney told AFP. Journalist Mohammad Qouchani and lawyer Mohammad-Ali Jedari-Forouqi, both jailed last month in separate cases, were freed from Tehran's Evin prison, said Forouqi's lawyer, Nemat Ahmadi >>> FULL TEXT
Decision on appeal in Iran spy case
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian appeals court will announce a decision by Thursday on the appeals of 10 Jews convicted and sentenced to jail on charges of spying for Israel, state-run radio reported Monday night, quoting a senior judiciary official. Hossein Ali Amiri, the judiciary chief of southern Fars province where the men were tried, said on Iranian radio that the decision was to be released by Thursday at the latest >>> FULL TEXT
Conservative to be first woman to run for presidency
TEHRAN, Sept 19 (AFP) - Conservative bureaucrat Farah Khosravi announced she will become the first woman ever to run for the Iranian presidency in next year's polls, press reports said Tuesday. The unmarried 41-year-old, who has twice failed to win a seat in parliament, will stand in May's elections as a member of the Jamiateh Iran Farda (JIF) party, the government-run Iran newspaper said >>> FULL TEXT
Putin considers Clinton warning on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton (news - web sites) is urging RussianPresident Vladimir Putin (news - web sites) to shelve plans to sell lasertechnology to Iran, telling him it could be adapted to a nuclear weapons program,an administration official said Tuesday. The Russian leader took the request seriously, but the follow-up is critical, said the official, who spoke on conditionof anonymity >>> FULL TEXT
Majlis speaker says US must end hostility before ties resumed
TEHRAN, Sept 19 (AFP) - Iran's parliament speaker said Monday he told US lawmakers last month in New York that it was down to the United States to mend fences between the two nations, state radio reported. It quoted Mehdi Karubi telling the lawmakers there would be no response to requests to improve relations between the two countries "while your government has hostile feelings towards us, and the wall of mistrust between the two nations still stands." >>> FULL TEXT
UN refugee head visits Afghan refugee camp in Iran
TORBAT-E-JAM, Iran, sept 18 (AFP) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, on Monday visited a camp of Afghan refugees in Iran and said the question of education was a "very important" issue for refugees wanting to return home. "Many refugees want to go back but they have certain concerns," the UNHCR head told journalists after a visit to the Torbat-e-Jam camp near the Afghan border, where 7,200 Afghan refugees live >>> FULL TEXT
Iran denies involvement in Baghdad rocket attack
TEHRAN, Sept 19 (AFP) - Iran on Monday denied it was behind a rocket attack in Baghdad that the Iraqis blamed on Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported. "Iraq's domestic issues and problems have nothing to do with Iran," IRNA quoted an informed source at the foreign ministry as saying >>> FULL TEXT
U.S. companies to attend Teheran trade fair
Sept 18, 2000, Teheran (dpa) - Five companies from the United States will attend Teheran's international trade fair scheduled early next month, the official news agency IRNA reported Monday. IRNA quoted a commerce ministry official as saying that the five U.S. companies are engaged in production of air conditioning units, audio equipment and cosmetics. The companies were not mentioned by name >>> FULL TEXT
U.S. businesses demand end of sanctions against Iran
WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (AFP) - A coalition of US businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations on Monday asked the administration of US President Bill Clinton to lift sanctions against Iran to allow US businesses access to Iran's markets. "American companies are prevented by executive order from participating in Iran's oil program," Frank Kittredge, vice chairman of the USA-ENGAGE coalition and president of the National Foreign Trade Council, said in a statement >>> FULL TEXT
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Sarekhani takes 7th in Olympic judo
SYDNEY (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's Kazem Sarekhani took seventh place in the Men's 81 kg Judocompetitions. Kazemi lost to Estonia Aleksei Budolin in the bronze medal match.Makoto Takimoto of Japan got goldIn-Chul Cho of Korea got silver, while Aleksei Budolin of Estonia and Nuno Delgadoboth got bronze >>> FULL TEXT
Mobarrez falls short in swimming
SYDNEY (Iran Sports Press) -- With video: Iran's only swimmer in Sydney Olympics, Hamid RezaMobarrez, did not qualify to the semi finals of the Men's100m Freestyle. Despite coming in second place inHeat 2 (group) with a time of 54.12 seconds, he did notmeet the minimum 50 seconds requirement to swim inthe semi finals >>> FULL TEXT
Jalal Talebi interview
TEHRAN (Iran Sports Press) -- With audio: In an exclusive interview with Iran Sports Press onSeptember 17, Jalal Talebi, the head coach of the IranianNational football Team, discussed the Iranian team'spreparations for the upcoming Asian Cup finals in Lebanon >>> FULL TEXT
Court spokesman denies lawyers have been under pressure
Hossein Ali Amiri, head of Shiraz judiciary denies accusation by the defence lawyers of 10 Iranian Jews that they have been put under pressure to admit that their clients were spies. Daryoush Homai talks to Mr Amiri >>> LISTEN HERE
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